OTR Tyre Monitoring Systems :-
There are a number of Tyre Monitoring Systems available to the Mining Industry to manage Tyres Performance :-
These Systems can either measure Temperature and Pressure or just one parameter and then calculates the other . Industry experience has shown that there is reasonable chance of sensor failure or sensors detaching from either tyre or rim. This causes a lot of truck downtime because tyres then have to be removed from rims to replace problematic sensors.
The Pressure Pro System
STS preference is the Pressure Pro System as it is by far the most practical device for continuous pressure logging. It is a small attachment that simply screws onto the Valve Stem which can easily be replaced within minutes if faulty. It is Ideal for doing Tyre Heat Studies when determining if tyres have reached their equilibrium operating conditions. The Pressure Pro System is a much lower Capital Outlay in comparison other devices .
The added advantage of the Pressure Pro System is that it has a GPS Satellite Monitoring System attached to it . This means in addition to the Continuous Data Recording of Pressure the Tyresafe PP System is capable of recording some very basic VBOX data and also plotting the haul circuit .
Blackbox - Pressure Pro System:-